Would it ruin your day if you didn’t shout a racial slur in mixed company?
If you’re like most of the smart, kind, politically invested white people I know, you’ve been watching recent events via the Internet and the news and thinking, “I am very informed on these circumstances right now, but I don’t know what I can DO.”

Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00pm | 99 comments

I was prepared to find a little more trolling and negativity on my article than I’d originally received. What I was not prepared for, was to see my happy smiling face on a white supremacist website.
Sundays demand the kind of movie that will clear your mental clouds and buoy your heart without asking anything in return, like rapt attention or postponed bathroom breaks or, dare I even speak it, putting on shoes.
Talking to people on Twitter about Mike Brown and what’s happening in Ferguson right now, I’ve noticed (again) how easily folks get distracted when Black people are murdered by the police.
In the end, it’s still a movie about a white person killing a bunch of Asian people.
I don’t know how to tell people that I’d rather be let down by white society than be let down by white individuals.
I am tired and afraid and I have no doubt this could happen anywhere.
mike brown
I am tired of driving by makeshift memorials on street corners or Facebook pages or Twitter feeds.
I bent down to make eye contact with the boy, who was still sitting and staring straight ahead. I said, “I’m gonna tell them what I saw, but I don’t want to put words in your mouth." He cut me off: “They won’t listen to me anyway.”
TV news networks and major online publications need to shift their focus away from “OMG, a handsome white doctor is sick with a scary African virus!” immediately.
And now for some reality: Yes, all black people experience racism.
My manager asked me to stop pursuing justice for what happened because his friend needed her job. I felt like if she truly valued her job, she wouldn’t have treated a black customer differently for her race.
cultural appropriation
Why do white gay men want to spend so much time telling a black woman that her hurt, anger and disappointment is false, hate-mongering, and offensive?
Making jokes at the expense of others is something I’m very ashamed of.
It's not merely that racism is still rampant in America -- it's that your reaction to it matters.
kim kardashian
What was strange about the racism in Spain was that it came from progressives.
donald sterling
He was everything I never imagined I would be committed to; older and married, he clearly didn’t have much respect for people of color.
If you pay attention to these types of stories, you'd think men are just mindless semen prisons.

Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00pm | 156 comments

Unfortunately, racism is more American than apple pie.

Apr 30, 2014 at 10:00am | 93 comments